I knew that they paid royalties, and I thought that they paid those royalties for the right to use some special audio lead-in data that some CD players require. Naturally, I thought this might interfere with data use. As much as I hate unfair royalties, they were the only MIJ discs available. Despite my hatred for the RIAA, I got the 30ct. cake box for only $8. The royalties must not be too heavy.